ds wide in as short time as it could cross over as much space on a common road.
Lieut. Henry A. Wise is the acting chief of the Naval Orduance Burean in the absence of Capt. Harwood, who is off on a tour of inspection, in the course of which he will doubtless inspect the ordnance in all the United States navy-yards.
This is the first instance on record in which a lieutenant has been charged with the chieftainship of a naval bureau.
We are gratified to learn that to-day Col. Phillip St. George Cooke, U. S. A., recently made a Brigadier General of volunteers, was promoted to be a Brigadier General in the regular service.
It seems to be understood that Brig. Gen. Sumner is about to be placed by Major-Gen. McClellan in command of an important division of the army of the Potomac.
The coming session of Congress — Efficiency of the army of the Potomac--Opening trade with the South.
"Ion," the special Washington correspondent of the Baltimore Sun, writing under date